Kai Yan's Wrath Guide: Expert

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Kai Yan's Wrath: Expert is a challenge quest centered on a boss battle with Kai Yan, unlocked upon the completion of Chapter 10 and any Advanced Dragon Trial at standard difficulty, and meeting the minimum might requirement of 28,000.

  • Rewards from Expert difficulty include 201017041.png Almighty One's Mask Fragment and 201017042.png Uprooting One's Mask Fragment, which can be used to craft 6 Icon Rarity 6.png shadow Agito weapons, and can be used to upgrade the TW02 102305 IMG 01 01.png Shadow Tree facility.
  • Additionally, clearing Expert difficulty for the first time rewards the player with sufficient amount of materials to obtain a copy of 6 Icon Rarity 6.png shadow Agito weapon.
  • Weekly bonuses from clearing the Expert difficulty also provide a small amount of 201017043.png Rebellious One's Arrogance, which can be used for enhancing a shadow Agito weapon past 4 unbinds, as well as allowing for refinement, granting additional strength, new abilities, and might.

Stat and Equipment Requirements[edit | edit source]

HP[edit | edit source]

HP isn't too much of a concern, as DPS should be high enough to prevent severe unavoidable damage from ever happening under most circumstances, and even if it does, most adventurers will survive these attacks anyway if they were at full HP.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

For Expert, at a minimum, adventurers should be equipped with at least a 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Chimeratech weapon; these weapons are in fact required before you're able to craft Agito weapons in the first place. Expert Kai Yan is significantly easier than the other Agito fights, so a Chimeratech is completely acceptable as a starting point - max-unbinding it is not necessary, though it would help.

The 6 Icon Rarity 6.png 0UB Agito weapon, which you may have crafted from first clear rewards after clearing the Standard difficulty, is an excellent starting point. This weapon beats out a max-unbound High Dragon weapon, even if the 6 Icon Rarity 6.png is at 0 unbinds.

Using an upgraded 5 Icon Rarity 5.png High Dragon weapon is acceptable as well, though requires quite a bit of sidetracking into High Dragon Trials to get a hold of one, and it is quite costly to reach 6UB - the point where it becomes superior to the Chimeratech. If you already have it then great, use it. But if you don't have one, then you don't really need to bother getting one - a Chimeratech will do fine.

Weapon Category Icon Weapon Sword.pngSword Icon Weapon Blade.pngBlade Icon Weapon Dagger.pngDagger Icon Weapon Axe.pngAxe Icon Weapon Lance.pngLance Icon Weapon Bow.pngBow Icon Weapon Wand.pngWand Icon Weapon Staff.pngStaff
Chimeratech (recommended)
301136 01 50501.png Chimeratech Nocturne

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png Chimeratech Nocturne
HP: 270 Strength: 972

Skills Abilities
None
302127 01 50501.png Chimeratech Requiem

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Chimeratech Requiem
HP: 238 Strength: 1030

Skills Abilities
None
303126 01 50501.png Chimeratech Rhapsody

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Dagger.png Chimeratech Rhapsody
HP: 273 Strength: 953

Skills Abilities
None
304125 01 50501.png Chimeratech Fugue

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Axe.png Chimeratech Fugue
HP: 278 Strength: 1021

Skills Abilities
None
305132 01 50501.png Chimeratech Elegy

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Chimeratech Elegy
HP: 275 Strength: 991

Skills Abilities
None
306125 01 50501.png Chimeratech Concerto

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Bow.png Chimeratech Concerto
HP: 265 Strength: 933

Skills Abilities
None
307133 01 50501.png Chimeratech Oratorio

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Wand.png Chimeratech Oratorio
HP: 254 Strength: 1001

Skills Abilities
None
308126 01 50501.png Chimeratech Coda

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Chimeratech Coda
HP: 297 Strength: 923

Skills Abilities
None
High Dragon (at least 6 unbinds, very costly)
301123 01 50501.png Absolute Hex

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png Absolute Hex
HP: 247 Strength: 1485

Skills Abilities
None
302114 01 50501.png True Abyss

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png True Abyss
HP: 207 Strength: 1621

Skills Abilities
None
303113 01 50501.png Shaderuler's Maw

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Dagger.png Shaderuler's Maw
HP: 262 Strength: 1412

Skills Abilities
None
304112 01 50501.png Shadowy Darkbite Axe

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Axe.png Shadowy Darkbite Axe
HP: 242 Strength: 1606

Skills Abilities
None
305119 01 50501.png Ebon Scourge Lance

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Ebon Scourge Lance
HP: 272 Strength: 1439

Skills Abilities
None
306112 01 50501.png Hellish Prophecy

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Bow.png Hellish Prophecy
HP: 242 Strength: 1426

Skills Abilities
None
307120 01 50501.png Darkbinder

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Wand.png Darkbinder
HP: 244 Strength: 1484

Skills Abilities
None
308113 01 50501.png Dark Hunger

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Dark Hunger
HP: 294 Strength: 1340

Skills Abilities
None
Agito (recommended)
301142 01 60501.png Yitian Jian

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png Yitian Jian
HP: 260 Strength: 1696

Skills Abilities
302133 01 60501.png Qixing Baodao

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Qixing Baodao
HP: 229 Strength: 1798

Skills Abilities
303132 01 60501.png Qinghong Jian

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Dagger.png Qinghong Jian
HP: 263 Strength: 1662

Skills Abilities
304131 01 60501.png Fangtian Huaji

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Axe.png Fangtian Huaji
HP: 268 Strength: 1781

Skills Abilities
305139 01 60501.png Qinglong Yanyuedao

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Qinglong Yanyuedao
HP: 266 Strength: 1730

Skills Abilities
306131 01 60501.png Longshe Gong

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Bow.png Longshe Gong
HP: 255 Strength: 1629

Skills Abilities
307139 01 60501.png Jiu Ci

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Wand.png Jiu Ci
HP: 245 Strength: 1747

Skills Abilities

Dragons[edit | edit source]

Everyone should ideally be equipped with a max-unbound 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Shadow-attuned dragon for Expert, though a 4 Icon Rarity 4.png dragon will work with 4DPS compositions.

  • Healers such as 100004 01 r04.png Cleo, 110269 02 r05.png Summer Verica, and 110059 01 r05.png Grace may carry weaker dragons, and outside of Grace, off-element dragons which may bring better utility.
    • This does not apply to 110280 01 r05.png Heinwald as he does a significant amount of damage despite being a staff-wielding adventurer.


Adventurers Dragons
110349 01 r05.png Lathna

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Lathna
HP: 748 Strength: 511

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210087 01.png Shinobi

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Shinobi
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210112 01.png Epimetheus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Epimetheus
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210123 01.png Fatalis

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Fatalis
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
200010 01.png Chthonius

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Chthonius
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210077 01.png Marishiten

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Marishiten
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210014 01.png Juggernaut

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Juggernaut
HP: 294 Strength: 102

Skills Abilities
DPS - Most DPS adventurers, including Heinwald, use standard DPS dragons.
  • Fatalis automatically inflicts Affliction curse large icon.png Curse that never expires upon exiting shapeshift. Adventurers with Fatalis equipped will have to touch one of Kai Yan's Unbreakable Satellites to receive Affliction blindness large icon.png Blindness, which overwrites it, should you have used his shapeshift (which isn't recommended).
    • This property makes Fatalis a bit annoying to use on Lathna and Forte, as Lathna's forced dragon form is exceptionally strong against a poisoned Kai Yan, and Forte wants to shift a lot, but they both will need to repeatedly re-Blind themselves every time they exit shapeshift.
    • Any other adventurers that have Icon Ability 1030005.png Blindness Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to blindness by 100%. will not be able to dragon tank unavoidable attacks without having the healer or a Patia carry 110043 01 r05.png Hildegarde's Icon Skill 029.png Radiant Savior as a shared skill to perform curse cleanse once they exit shapeshift.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210087 01.png Shinobi

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Shinobi
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210112 01.png Epimetheus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Epimetheus
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210123 01.png Fatalis

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Fatalis
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
200010 01.png Chthonius

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Chthonius
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210077 01.png Marishiten

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Marishiten
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210014 01.png Juggernaut

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Juggernaut
HP: 294 Strength: 102

Skills Abilities
Low-HP "Enmity" DPS - These adventurers (commonly known as "Enmity" adventurers) gain much higher DPS when at low HP.
  • Andromeda requires the adventurer to stay at 30% HP or below to gain most of her strength boost and her defense boost. She ends up having 80% strength at max potential, same as Fatalis, though without the Curse caveat.
    • Andromeda is likely ideal for a Bellina, who can damage herself to meet the threshold. Bellina's high defense while in dragondrive, combined with Andromeda's defense (and possibly also Grace's life shields) makes her incredibly tanky.
    • The extra defense could theoretically provide additional safety for Veronica, too. However, note that Veronica's self-damage from Icon Skill 040.png GespenstLv. 1: Deals 3 hits of 269% and 1 hit of 337% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 3 hits of 605.25% and 1 hit of 758.25% shadow damage total. [3291 SP]

      Lv. 2: Deals 3 hits of 299% and 1 hit of 373% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 3 hits of 672.75% and 1 hit of 839.25% shadow damage total. [3291 SP]

      Lv. 3: Deals 3 hits of 332% and 1 hit of 415% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 3 hits of 747% and 1 hit of 933.75% shadow damage total. [3291 SP]

      Lv. 4: Deals 3 hits of 597% and 1 hit of 686% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Poisoned foes take 3 hits of 716.4% and 1 hit of 823.2% shadow damage instead. The lower the user's HP, the more damage this skill deals. This increase caps at 3 hits of 895.5% and 1 hit of 1029% shadow damage. For poisoned foes the cap is instead 3 hits of 1074.6% and 1 hit of 1234.8% shadow damage.

      If the user's HP is above or equal to 50% of max HP, consumes 10% of max HP to fill this skill's skill gauge by 20%. [3291 SP]
      can only bring her down to 40% HP by itself, meaning she has to intentionally take a hit to get to 30% HP. She also has to avoid her Icon Skill 041.png NosferatuLv. 1: Deals 3 hits of 292% shadow damage to surrounding enemies and restores the user's HP by 5% of the damage inflicted. This recovery caps at 5% of the user's HP per hit. [6186 SP]

      Lv. 2: Deals 3 hits of 307% shadow damage to surrounding enemies and restores the user's HP by 5% of the damage inflicted. This recovery caps at 5% of the user's HP per hit. [6186 SP]

      Lv. 3: Deals 3 hits of 440% shadow damage to surrounding enemies and restores the user's HP by 8% of the damage inflicted. This recovery caps at 7.7% of the user's HP per hit. [6186 SP]
      's healing to remain under the 30% HP threshold. It's usually better for Veronica to use a different dragon with less finagling needed, such as Shinobi.
  • Fatalis automatically inflicts Affliction curse large icon.png Curse that never expires upon exiting shapeshift. Adventurers with Fatalis equipped will have to touch one of Kai Yan's Unbreakable Satellites to receive Affliction blindness large icon.png Blindness, which overwrites it, should you have used his shapeshift (which isn't recommended).
    • Bellina doesn't have to worry about this Curse at all - using Dragondrive will not trigger it.


210112 01.png Epimetheus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Epimetheus
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210123 01.png Fatalis

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Fatalis
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
200010 01.png Chthonius

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Chthonius
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210077 01.png Marishiten

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Marishiten
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210014 01.png Juggernaut

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Juggernaut
HP: 294 Strength: 102

Skills Abilities
Skill Damage-disfavoring DPS - Linnea has little skill damage, and Delphi has a negative strength passive. They prefer dragons that grant Strength as a primary ability over their Skill Damage counterparts.
  • Fatalis automatically inflicts Affliction curse large icon.png Curse that never expires upon exiting shapeshift. Normally, adventurers could remove it if they touch one of Kai Yan's Unbreakable Satellites to receive Affliction blindness large icon.png Blindness, which overwrites it. However, since Linnea has Icon Ability 1030005.png Blindness Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to blindness by 100%., she can't do that. Therefore, she would not be able to dragon tank unavoidable attacks without having the healer or a Patia carry 110043 01 r05.png Hildegarde's Icon Skill 029.png Radiant Savior as a shared skill to perform curse cleanse once she exits shapeshift.


210126 01.png Azazel

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Azazel
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210017 01.png Leviathan

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Water.png Leviathan
HP: 370 Strength: 125

Skills Abilities
210040 01.png High Mercury

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Water.png High Mercury
HP: 357 Strength: 113

Skills Abilities
210079 01.png Peng Lai

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Water.png Peng Lai
HP: 222 Strength: 75

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210087 01.png Shinobi

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Shinobi
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210112 01.png Epimetheus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Epimetheus
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210123 01.png Fatalis

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Fatalis
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
200010 01.png Chthonius

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Chthonius
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210077 01.png Marishiten

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Marishiten
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210014 01.png Juggernaut

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Juggernaut
HP: 294 Strength: 102

Skills Abilities
Supportive White Sparrow - As a support adventurer, beside standard DPS dragons, Patia can also utilize Azazel to increase the frequency of her buffs, or a bog-inflicting dragon such as Leviathan, High Mercury, or Peng Lai, to inflict bog on a broken Kai Yan to significantly increase break DPS.


210126 01.png Azazel

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Azazel
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210114 01.png Ebisu

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Ebisu
HP: 221 Strength: 77

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210042 01.png High Zodiark

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png High Zodiark
HP: 350 Strength: 120

Skills Abilities
210127 01.png Mini Zodi

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Mini Zodi
HP: 221 Strength: 77

Skills Abilities
210019 01.png Nidhogg

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Nidhogg
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210015 01.png Silke

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Silke
HP: 299 Strength: 97

Skills Abilities
210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Light.png Pop-Star Siren
HP: 371 Strength: 124

Skills Abilities
210014 01.png Juggernaut

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Juggernaut
HP: 294 Strength: 102

Skills Abilities
Healers - Besides non-Skill Damage-based DPS dragons (see DPS's table), healers can also make use of HP and hybrid aura dragons, as well as Pop-Star Siren (a la Halloween Lowen in Volk's Wrath).


210126 01.png Azazel

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Azazel
HP: 368 Strength: 128

Skills Abilities
210114 01.png Ebisu

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Ebisu
HP: 221 Strength: 77

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210042 01.png High Zodiark

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png High Zodiark
HP: 350 Strength: 120

Skills Abilities
210127 01.png Mini Zodi

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Mini Zodi
HP: 221 Strength: 77

Skills Abilities
210019 01.png Nidhogg

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Nidhogg
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210015 01.png Silke

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Shadow.png Silke
HP: 299 Strength: 97

Skills Abilities
Life Shield Lady - Grace really wants HP dragons above all else, so her choices are much more limited than standard healers.


Wyrmprints[edit | edit source]

All adventurers should equip their standard wyrmprints.

In compositions with 110335 01 r04.png Patia (or her shared skill), 100004 01 r04.png Cleo, and/or 110059 01 r05.png Grace, adventurers may see benefit from running Strength Doublebuff wyrmprints such as 400402 01.png Brothers in Arms or 400049 01.png Sisters of the Anvil for offense, and Healing Doublebuff wyrmprints such as 400245 01.png The Dragon Smiths or 400385 01.png Odd Sparrows for survivability, due to the very high frequency of defense buffs.

Party Roles[edit | edit source]

DPS[edit | edit source]

These units will be doing the majority of the DPS. They can fill all 4 team slots, or fill 3 and leave the last slot for a healer.

  • Don't bring more than two Patias in the whole composition, or more than two adventurers that inflict Icon Buff 2020008.png Bleeding (preferably only 1 non-Patia bleeder, or two Patias at most).
  • Due to the low difficulty of the quest, almost every adventurer, including off-element adventurers, will work for this quest. This lists only the more notable adventurers for the quest, known for their very high damage output or extremely strong supportive effects, with short descriptions.
Adventurer Notes
Very high damage output, Affliction poison large icon.png Poison.
Extremely high burst damage output, Affliction poison large icon.png Poison, tricky Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel, minor Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down.
Very high constant damage output, very high critical rates and damage, strong Icon Buff 2020008.png Bleeding, self-sustaining.
Very high force strike damage further boosted with Affliction poison large icon.png Poison, can cover Supreme Spheres easily due to extremely long force strike reach, and can Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel.
Extremely high constant damage output if paired with a Affliction poison large icon.png Poisoner.
Extremely high Affliction poison large icon.png Poison damage and uptime, high overdrive damage, large Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down.
Extremely high damage output at low HP and while in the Dragondrive state, and can Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel, can cover Supreme Spheres easily due to autotargeting nature of Renegade Dragonfall.
Extremely high constant damage output if paired with a Affliction poison large icon.png Poisoner.
Extremely high damage output, especially towards the mode gauge, minor Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down, and can Affliction poison large icon.png Poison, and can still benefit from poison attempts even if they fail.
110349 01 r05.png Lathna

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Shadow.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Lathna
HP: 748 Strength: 511

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Extremely high constant damage output if paired with a Affliction poison large icon.png Poisoner.
Very frequent Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up and Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs, can help maintain Icon Buff 2020008.png Bleeding uptime if needed.
Extremely high damage output, frequently gains shapeshifts.
Very high damage output, can burst on command, Affliction poison large icon.png Poison, Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel.
Very high damage output, Affliction poison large icon.png Poison.
Extremely high damage output at low HP.
Extremely high Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up buff uptime and burst damage output, Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down, can provide Icon Buff 2060001.png HP Regen healing, can cover Supreme Spheres easily due to autotargeting nature of Ancient Ray.
Very high damage output, can provide Icon Buff 2060001.png HP Regen healing.

Healer[edit | edit source]

The healer keeps the team alive, provides support, and in some cases, deal damage themselves.

Adventurer Notes
Cleo has low personal DPS, but has high healing output, can Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel, provides Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis relief, grants some defensive support, and can end up contributing somewhat in damage output with DPS dragons (taking advantage of her innate Icon Ability 1020002.png Dragon's Claws IIIEach shapeshift increases strength for the remainder of the quest (up to three times per quest). On first shapeshift strength is increased by 8% in total. On second shapeshift strength is increased by 17% in total. On third shapeshift strength is increased by 32% in total. Benefits your whole team. with each shapeshift) or 210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren's buffs.
Grace provides a very large Icon Buff 1020031.png Life Shield which can protect adventurers from being afflicted and blocks knockback while the shield is not completely destroyed. Her Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buff is much higher, at 100%, but also lasts significantly shorter than Cleo's, making it more suitable for mitigating severe damage. Also Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispels.
Heinwald is pretty much a DPS adventurer that wields staves instead of other weapons. His healing output is the lowest technically speaking, and is dependent on his own DPS, but he tends to make for speedier clears if other adventurers don't take too much unnecessary damage. Cannot dispel innately.
Summer Verica foregoes all other effects and focuses purely on healing. The Icon Buff 2010002.png Life Steal effect granted with her Icon Skill 058.png Moment of PassionLv. 1: Grants all teammates a buff which restores their HP by 3% of damage inflicted for 30 seconds. When Everlasting Summer is not available for use, the gauge for this skill will fill gradually. Abilities that increase skill gauge fill rate will not affect this skill. [63104 SP]

Lv. 2: Grants all teammates a buff which restores their HP by 5% of damage inflicted for 30 seconds. When Everlasting Summer is not available for use, the gauge for this skill will fill gradually. Abilities that increase skill gauge fill rate will not affect this skill. [63104 SP]
enables absurd levels of healing due to Shadow adventurers' very high DPS. Cannot dispel innately.

General Party Setup[edit | edit source]

There are four general variations of compositions in Kai Yan's Wrath: Expert.

Composition
A sample standard 4DPS composition.
A sample PPNG (Patia-Patia-Nefaria-Gala Cleo) composition.
A sample standard 3DPS composition.
Extreme speedrun composition capable of clearing in under a minute. Up to two Gala Alex can be replaced with Gala Cleo. Requires extensive investment to work properly, as team DPS must be high enough to skip certain mechanics.

Attacks and Patterns[edit | edit source]

On Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0020.png Adamantine Shield is a buff that renders Kai Yan immune to afflictions, creates a barrier around him, and will regenerate the barrier if it is destroyed, provided the buff is still active.

  • Since this is a buff, it can be removed by a Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel effect. Doing so will also instantly remove the barrier if it is up.
  • If the barrier is hit by an adventurer, Kai Yan will take no damage, but the adventurer will receive a fixed 50 HP of damage.
  • The barrier can withstand 30 hits before breaking in Kai Yan's human form, or 60 hits in his transformed state.

Hence, at least one adventurer should be able to dispel. Innate dispels are preferred, but any adventurer can borrow 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal's Icon Skill 004.png Tornado BashLv. 1: Deals 4 hits of 468% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

Lv. 2: Deals 4 hits of 520% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

Lv. 3: Deals 4 hits of 578% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

Lv. 4: Deals 4 hits of 722.8% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds, dispels one buff from each enemy, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds - dealing 58.2% damage every 2.9 seconds - with 120% chance. [2805 SP]
if it's at level 4; it provides a skill-based dispel that works anywhere on anyone, with a very low skill cost of 3 points.

On Battleground[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0019.png Battleground is a special effect that creates a field around the enemy. Enemies in this zone will take 2x damage, while adventurers will take 1.5x damage.

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

Slam[edit | edit source]

Large unavoidable attack targeted on the furthest adventurer (3rd slot). Immediately get out of there - preferably, walk towards Kai Yan.

  • Adventurers whose DPS increase at low HP may want to deliberately tank this hit in order to lower their HP. If using Shadow Agito weapons, proc Icon Skill 032.png Qimen DunjiaLv. 1: Increases the user's attack rate by 20% until the next time this skill is used. The second time this skill is used, it will instead become Shibing Bazhen.

    Shibing Bazhen increases the user's defense by 30% until the skill is next used.

    The skill will then alternate between these two effects with every use. [3000 SP]

    Lv. 2: Increases the user's attack rate by 30% until the next time this skill is used. The second time this skill is used, it will instead become Shibing Bazhen.

    Shibing Bazhen increases the user's defense by 40% until the skill is next used.

    The skill will then alternate between these two effects with every use. [3000 SP]
    at the last second.

Spin Attack[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan swings his mace, tracking the closest adventurer. Bait him where you see fit, keeping in mind that dodge rolling works for iframes, though can be a bit finicky. If in doubt, stay out of the Battleground area entirely.

Unbreakable Satellites[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan will spawn a red ring outside the Battleground area, creating 4 Unbreakable Satellites which inflict Affliction blindness large icon.png Blindness on contact.

Fight for Survival[edit | edit source]

This attack does not exist in solo mode.

Kai Yan will spawn two purple rings tracking two closest adventurers. These rings inflict Affliction paralysis large icon.png Paralysis on contact, and will knock back adventurers that touch them, trapping them within the rings.

There are four methods for dealing with this, and what's preferred depends on the DPS, and if you're willing to lose some HP, in case of forcing it.

  • If DPS is high, don't bother lining up these rings and try to continue DPSing as normal. If done right, no unavoidable damage will occur anyway, as you will have skipped the next attack and reach Phase 2.
  • If DPS is not high, the targeted adventurers should line up the rings, and avoid excessive movement. An adventurer that is trapped between these two rings will take rapid damage and it likely will become fatal without shapeshifting.
  • Icon Buff 1020031.png Life Shields and dragon form provide knockback immunity, and can be used to simply "walk out" of the rings after they land, if desired.
  • It is also possible to force your way out of these rings with dodge roll spamming if you're a Icon Ability 1030004.png Paralysis Res +100% adventurer - you'll take damage, but after four or five rolls, you'll leave the rings as the dodge roll's movements end up outpacing the rings' knockback.

In a speedrun composition, this should be the last mechanic before phase 2. Adventurers should shapeshift now in order to escape the rings and dragon tank the phase change blast that is to follow.

Every Man For Themselves[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan will spawn a red stack marker targeted on the closest adventurer.

  • This attack deals signficantly lower amounts of damage in solo mode, and having two healthy adventurers in the stack is usually enough to survive this attack.
  • In co-op mode, deal with it depending on the DPS level.
    • If DPS is high, keep on DPSing and try to push for Phase 2 before the attack hits.
    • If DPS is not high, all adventurers should get together and split the damage. A defensive healer and the Agito skill's defense buff effect can help with this.

If possible, in either situation, dragon tank here; you'll either tank the stack hit, or the Phase 2 transformation blast, depending on the outcome.

Faster runs should initiate phase 2 at this point; you should be in dragon form to mitigate the damage from the transformation blast.

  • In 110306 01 r05.png Bellina's case, tanking in dragon form unfortunately isn't an option, due to Dragondrive. However, Dragondrive does increase her defense by a beefy 75%, and she can also use the Agito skill's defense buff to further mitigate the damage taken.
    • Generally speaking, if Bellina is at 30% of her max HP, she usually will survive the transformation blast with little HP remaining if she has dragondrive enabled and had used the Agito weapon's defense buff. This will also help her DPS output, as she will be very close to 1 HP.

Cone Attack x2[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan attacks a cone-shaped area in front targeted at the farthest adventurer, with the center portion a red marker attack, and the two side portions a purple marker attack. Skill, dodge, or get out of the danger zone. Iframes do not function in purple zone, so make sure you don't accidentally enter the purple zone if you opt for dodge rolling.

Medium speed runs (some slower 3DPS runs) should enter Phase 2 here.

If your composition has low DPS, you will see the following attacks.

Quick Spin Attack[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan swings his mace in-place, and for a shorter duration. Skill, dodge, or leave the Battleground.

Unbreakable Satellites & Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

The unbreakable satellites will be more plentiful than the previous instance, and an Adamantine Shield will also spawn. Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel it ASAP.

  • 100005 02 r05.png Gala Alexes will have to wait for the buff icon to show up before attempting to dispel. Other dispellers may preload their dispels.

Natural Selection[edit | edit source]

Unavoidable map-wide attack. If shapeshift is available and you are not using 210123 01.png Fatalis, shapeshift now and dragon tank the attack. Otherwise, leave the Battleground area, and if possible, use defense buffs to reduce the oncoming damage.

  • Make sure to not accidentally hit an Unbreakable Satellite; move along their path! There should be two gaps where you can move safely in.

Spin Attack[edit | edit source]

Slow runs will enter Phase 2 around here.

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

Note: This is based on a run that can last about 2:00-3:00. Some moves may be skipped in extremely high DPS runs. Conversely, lower DPS teams may see certain additional moves; these moves that show up on low DPS runs will be specially marked.

Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

This move is sometimes skipped or delayed if the DPS is high enough. If either happens, Kai Yan will not enter overdrive state.

Kai Yan will spawn a red ring-shaped marker. This marker inflicts blindness if it hits, and an Adamantine Shield will spawn. Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel it ASAP.

  • 100005 02 r05.png Gala Alexes will have to wait for the buff icon to show up before attempting to dispel. Other dispellers may preload their dispels.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

This instance only shows up in slow runs.

Kai Yan will perform two or three claw swipes, targeted at the closest unit. Skill, dodge, or get to the blind zone.

  • The blind zone varies with each swipe.
  • Normally, he will claw swipe twice. However, if DPS is very low, he will perform a third swipe, indicated by a "!!" on his head and the lack of an attack marker.
    • The blind zone in this case is the front area of him.

Crushing Cataclysm[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan will grab the farthest adventurer and trap them. If the purple marker fills up, everyone caught up in the area will take fatal (unless a Icon Buff 1020031.png Life Shield exists) damage, as it deals 100% of your maximum HP damage.

  • The weakest DPS adventurer (usually a healer, 110280 01 r05.png Heinwald, or 110335 01 r04.png Patia) should try to bait this.
  • If the attack is about to land and the prison is nowhere near being destroyed, the remaining adventurers should abandon the trapped adventurer; losing 1 adventurer is much more preferable to wiping here.

In speedrun compositions with sufficiently high DPS, this mechanic can be skipped entirely.

Supreme Spheres[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan will spawn three Supreme Spheres that slowly move towards Kai Yan. If they make contact towards Kai Yan, they grant Kai Yan buffs, and also give him Adamantine Shield. Destroy them all before Kai Yan starts charging later.

  • Initially, these spheres will be invulnerable. Don't waste skills on them when they initially spawn. Stand near the spheres and use some basic attacks until the HP starts to go down, before you use skills.
  • 100004 10 r05.png Gala Cleo's Icon Skill 052.png Ancient RayLv. 1: Deals 1 hit of 88% and 1 hit of 204% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and activates "Skill Shift" if the attack connects.
    Initially, this skill will target three enemies. Phase II will target four enemies, while Phase III will target five enemies.
    Targets will be chosen by their proximity to the user (targets the closest enemies), and if the number of enemies available to target is fewer than the skill's number of hits, this selection process will be repeated for the remaining hits. [2814 SP]

    Lv. 2: Deals 1 hit of 88% and 1 hit of 233% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and activates "Skill Shift" if the attack connects.
    Initially, this skill will target three enemies. Phase II will target four enemies, while Phase III will target five enemies.
    Targets will be chosen by their proximity to the user (targets the closest enemies), and if the number of enemies available to target is fewer than the skill's number of hits, this selection process will be repeated for the remaining hits. [2814 SP]

    Lv. 3: Deals 1 hit of 88% and 1 hit of 265% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and activates "Skill Shift" if the attack connects.
    Initially, this skill will target three enemies. Phase II will target four enemies, while Phase III will target five enemies.
    Targets will be chosen by their proximity to the user (targets the closest enemies), and if the number of enemies available to target is fewer than the skill's number of hits, this selection process will be repeated for the remaining hits. [2814 SP]
    and 110306 01 r05.png Bellina's Icon Skill 019.png Renegade DescentLv. 1: Deals 1 hit of 680% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 1 hit of 1020% shadow damage. If this skill is used during dragondrive, a variant called Renegade Dragonfall will be used instead.

    Renegade Dragonfall deals 5 hits of 163% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and dispels one buff from each. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 5 hits of 244.5%.

    Using this skill will consume 25% of the user's dragondrive gauge, but fills 100% of this skill's skill gauge after use. [2719 SP]

    Lv. 2: Deals 1 hit of 756% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 1 hit of 1134% shadow damage. If this skill is used during dragondrive, a variant called Renegade Dragonfall will be used instead.

    Renegade Dragonfall deals 5 hits of 181% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and dispels one buff from each. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 5 hits of 271.5%.

    Using this skill will consume 25% of the user's dragondrive gauge, but fills 100% of this skill's skill gauge after use. [2719 SP]

    Lv. 3: Deals 1 hit of 840% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 1 hit of 1260% shadow damage. If this skill is used during dragondrive, a variant called Renegade Dragonfall will be used instead.

    Renegade Dragonfall deals 5 hits of 202% shadow damage to multiple targets and enemies near those targets, and dispels one buff from each. Damage will be increased as the user's HP decreases, up to 5 hits of 303%.

    Using this skill will consume 25% of the user's dragondrive gauge, but fills 100% of this skill's skill gauge after use. [2719 SP]
    (while in Dragondrive as Renegade Dragonfall) can make quick work of these spheres.
  • In speedrun compositions with high DPS, there may be no need to go after the spheres at all as players can continue to focus down Kai Yan and break him before the spheres get near him.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Charge[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan will charge towards the unit at the farthest distance. All units should roll towards Kai Yan's destination, taking care not to hit any of the Unbreakable Satellites.

  • If any Supreme Spheres still exist, make sure to not bait Kai Yan towards them.
  • If in doubt, group bait - all adventurers should position themselves in the same position to guarantee that Kai Yan is baited towards the same destination. This is useful in case of possible network issues.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Speedrun compositions should not see this mechanic at all, as Kai Yan should be dead by this point.

Unbreakable Satellites[edit | edit source]

Universal Annihilation[edit | edit source]

Unavoidable map-wide attack, similar to Natural Selection. If shapeshift is available and you are not using 210123 01.png Fatalis, shapeshift now and dragon tank the attack. Otherwise, leave the Battleground area, and if possible, use defense buffs to reduce the oncoming damage.

Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

Mini Universal Annihilation[edit | edit source]

Purple marker attack covering the Battleground. If shapeshift is available and you are not using 210123 01.png Fatalis, shapeshift now and dragon tank the attack. Otherwise, leave the Battleground area.

Throw Adventurer[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan picks up the furthest adventurer and throws them away, causing unavoidable damage to the adventurer, and also avoidable damage to anyone caught in the path. There's nothing the targeted adventurer can do, but others should try to avoid being hit.

A fast and medium speed run should clear around here. If your DPS is on the lower side, the run will extend past this point.

Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

Crushing Cataclysm[edit | edit source]

Supreme Spheres[edit | edit source]

This time, there will be six Supreme Spheres. Make sure to destroy at least one Supreme Sphere, and everyone should bait Kai Yan towards the empty space before the next attack!

Charge x3[edit | edit source]

It is highly recommended to group bait Kai Yan's charge attack towards an empty area this time around, and keep doing that for the next 2 successive charges.

Unbreakable Satellites[edit | edit source]

The unbreakable satellites will be more plentiful than the previous instance.

Adamantine Shield[edit | edit source]

Universal Annihilation[edit | edit source]

Crushing Cataclysm[edit | edit source]

Mini Universal Annihilation[edit | edit source]

Kai Yan is likely to be defeated by this point in slow runs. If Kai Yan still has significant amounts of HP left and your equipment are at least meeting the requirements, it's likely your DPS uptime is low, so practice more and try to get more attacks in.